Nikki McVeigh

Nikki McVeigh

Nikki McVeigh
Committee Member for Northern Ireland
Nikki has worked for over 10 years in fields of architecture, heritage and management within the public, private and community voluntary sectors.

Nikki has an honour's and master’s degree in architecture, and a master's in heritage science.

She was Chief Executive of Ulster Architectural Heritage from 2014 to 2021, and has been an Expert Advisor to the Ministerial Advisory Group Northern Ireland since 2019. Nikki currently works for the National Trust, having recently been appointed to the position of Collections & House Manager for the Fermanagh portfolio – Florence Court, Castle Coole and Crom.

In her role as Chief Executive of Ulster Architectural Heritage, Nikki gained first-hand experience of the management of a charitable organisation, including operations, governance, finance, fundraising and programming. She has also worked with policy and legislation relating to the historic built environment, and promoted ways in which historic buildings can and have been successfully regenerated.

Nikki has experience of planning, developing, and managing heritage projects that promote the  conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, in local, national, and cross border contexts.

In her current role with the National Trust, Nikki is working to further enhance her knowledge of the day-to-day management of historic buildings and their collections, and skills in conservation, curatorial standards, and museum accreditation.

As a committee member, Nikki would like to use her knowledge of architectural heritage and conservation, together with a keen interest in public engagement, to help influence ideas, inclusivity, and creativity within the heritage sector in Northern Ireland.

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